Phuket Thailand's best scuba diving (+66) 0806 961 461
PADI Tec 40

PADI Tec 40

Tec 40 Course training in Phuket, Thailand with Aussie Divers Phuket

If you’re interested in technical diving, but haven’t yet met the prerequisites for the PADI Tec 45 course or the PADI Tec 50 course, you can consider enrolling in the PADI Tec 40 course. It is the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course and consists of the first four dives. Because you can do one of these dives in confined water (such as a swimming pool), many divers start the PADI Tec 40 courses in the colder wetter months, ready to continue in open water when warmer and clearer weather arrives.

PADI TecRec: When One Tank Is Not EnoughPADI TecRec: When One Tank Is Not Enough

You’ll learn to

  • Use decompression software and dive computers to plan and make decompression dives with no more than 10 minutes of total
  • Decompression and not deeper than 40 metres/130 feet
  • Use a single cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50 percent oxygen (EANx50) to add conservatism to the required decompression
  • Since it’s part of the course, your PADI Tec 40 course training credits toward the PADI Tec 45 course or PADI Tec 50 courses

The Scuba Gear You’ll Use

You use recreational scuba equipment, with some minor additions to enhance your ability to deal with tec diving conditions.

The Learning Materials You’ll Need

You’ll use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to

  • Tec diving lingo
  • Emergency procedures
  • Decompression and stage cylinder handling
  • Gas planning
  • The crew-pak includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate
  • The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures. You’ll continue to use the Tec Deep
Go Beyond with PADI TecRec | Technical Scuba DivingGo Beyond with PADI TecRec | Technical Scuba Diving

Course Prior Requirements

You must:

  • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Have a PADI Enriched Air Diver Crtification (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be a PADI Deep Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a medical form signed by your medical practitioner

Contact Aussie Divers Phuket about a TecRec Course

Hi, was This Page Helpful?
(6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

A Diving Community In Phuket

Here at Aussie Divers Phuket we don't just consider ourselves a PADI dive shop, we think of it as more, a big diving family of like minded individuals coming together to enjoy the marine environment through diving in Phuket & Thailand. We are always happy to chat with new divers or old, so please drop by anytime to see what is going on and if you have dived with us or want to dive with us than feel free to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read our community Dive Blog and generally stay in touch & stay informed.

Free Pool Try Scuba Diver Aussie Divers Phuket Helpful Diving Info

Do I Need to Know How To Swim to Scuba Dive?

This is a question that I often get asked, and really it is not as simple as YES or NO. If you want to become a certified scuba diver by doing the PADI Open Water Diver Course, the answer is yes. In the PADI Open Water Diver Course it is specified that you have to be able to swim 200 metres. This can be with any stroke. You also have to be able to tread water or float for at least 10 minutes. The reason for this is not for the fact that scuba diving requires you to swim. But rather it is for your and your groups safety. In the unlikely event that your BCD (Buoyancy Control Device) was to falter then there would be no device to kee [...]

Read The Story
Great Scuba Diving Day Aussie Divers Phuket Everything Else

Scuba Diving Phuket – Recovery After the Pandemic

The Phuket scuba diving industry took a pretty big hit during the COVID pandemic. Phuket was isolated from the outside world for almost 18 months. During the period there were times when there was no scuba diving in Phuket at all. Even our local beach dives at Kata Beach were banned for an amount of time. The Phuket scuba diving industry is heavily reliant on international visitors and some businesses are almost 99% dependent on international divers. It was a very tough time for scuba diving in Phuket. A lot of scuba diving instructors returned to their native countries and employment within the scuba diving was slashed. The pand [...]

Read The Story
Kraken Underwater Housings Aussie Divers Dive Photography

Aussie Divers Partners with Kraken Underwater Sports Thailand

Aussie Divers Phuket are very proud to announce their partnership with Kraken Underwater Sports in Thailand. Kraken Underwater Sports and makers the best underwater camera housings, underwater lights underwater photography accessories and tools. This is the new model Kraken Smart Housing. This has the same insides as our the housing, but it is now larger! The lens port is also wider too so even the multi lens cameras line up (The Kraken app only supports 1 lens currently, but by end of November we will support multi lenses) The housing can fit phones up to 165x85x9.5mm. This means ALL iPhones, even the Pro Max’s incl [...]

Read The Story